I can count the number of video games I’ve beaten as an adult (with and without the help of walkthroughs) on one hand…
1) Pokemon Snap
2) Super Mario 64
3) Gauntlet Dark Legacy
It’s possible there are others, but I doubt it. Mostly I play games to relax, and when they start making me uptight I quit and do something else.
Yesterday evening I picked back up on the Metroid Prime game I’d abandoned back at 18% completion (or something like that). The kids gathered round, and I’ve had a good old time figuring out where all the buttons are again.
Then this evening the game again got sticky and difficult, fighting some dang rock monster boss in blinding snow. I may be ready to give it up again and go do something else.
(No, I don’t need your hints. I’ve already paged through several walkthroughs, and if I play MP any further, it’ll be walkthrough all the way.)